Jenefener

Taking Risks

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by , 12-31-2017 at 12:19 PM (193 Views)
As the year 2017 comes to a close I am taking some risks. I have been quilting for 16 years, but sewing on and off much longer, and have made many quilted projects both by hand and machine. This blog is a way for me to keep a journal of my projects as well as share and memorialize my triumphs and oops, I learned what not to do again moments. To end 2017 I am finishing the door hanging for my classroom door that I started last year and put it down when the weather warmed up. I teach 7th graders Literacy Skills and love the outdoors when I am not sewing or at gymnastics practice with my two girls 5 and 12.
This wall hanging was easy to piece but I was stumped on how to actually quilt it, which is probably the main reason it sat for so long. I like the way it turned out and am not as afraid of "fabric art" with thread as much as I once was. Although I still have a long way to go before doing any FMQ on a project other than practice. The inside mitered corners were another first and not as tough as I thought them to be after a quick tutorial found on Youtube. I also added embroidery to one of my quilted projects for the first time. Although the embroidery is not perfect, for a first attempt it will stay.
I'm glad to have finished a project and look forward to blogging and creating more fabric creations this year. Projects in my sights are to design shelving for my growing fabric collection and quilt a top that I finished piecing well over a year ago. Until then happy sewing
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  1. Judith1005's Avatar
    Cool, I like hearing of your accomplishments. And any tips and tricks are always welcome. Will you try to attach photos to this blog? Would love to see the wall hanging your talking about.
  2. Jenefener's Avatar
    I'm having trouble adding a picture from my computer. For some reason QB is only letting me add a link, so I'm giving this a try. Here is the link to my Snowman door hanging. https://drive.google.com/file/d/12ia...ew?usp=sharing

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